Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I Choose to Believe

Hello from Belfast, it's Bridget here!
Today I've got a card to share with you using a couple of sets
from the January release which I've left out on the craft table to
use again and again since I got them.
The sentiments in the set The Future are all encouraging and
inspiring but this one by Corrie Ten Boom really speaks to me,
especially knowing her story.  Her experiences in a German
prison camp during World War 2 - especially the brutality and
the death of her dear sister,
Betsie - make this statement even more meaningful.
To believe that God is both all powerful and all loving when life
 is painful takes making a choice, even if we have to ask God for
the faith to make it. Corrie Ten Boom chose to believe and
God ended up using her in the most amazing way!

I stamped the sentiment in gray (Archival Starlite) to
match the look of the weathered wood of the dp panel
and the circle is sponged lightly with Stampin Up's Pool Party ink to
give some contrast. The dp is from Prima's Fairy
Rhymes collection - Secret Garden.
The butterflies from Majestic Monarchs are so easy
to use with the new Monarch Dies - I love seeing that perfect
little border when it comes out of the Cuttlebug!  They're coloured with copics.
Thank you for stopping by today!


marcelle b said...

Wow, just beautiful! God is good!

Korin said...

This is so beautiful as is your reminder.

Donna Whitten said...

Such a lovely card, I love your colors!

Cathymac said...

Just gorgeous, Bridget! Your favorite color combination shines again! Love the look of the vibrant butterflies!

buggin2stamp said...

Absolutely gorgeous Bridget. The bold red butterflies are stunning. I love the sewing and the grungy look.

Natalie said...

Beautiful card!! Can't wait for my set to arrive!